Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas cards 2008 – ahead of the game!

I finally found time to finish making this year’s Christmas cards, and, believe the hype, they are nothing short of sensational (alright, I’m exaggerating a bit here; they are just OK).

It’s always a strain coming up with ideas, and this time was no different. Especially since 2008 was the year I discovered online scrapbooking shops (hence lots of unused purchases) and my friend Lin Mei became a Stampin’ Up demonstrator (pressure to make something presentable). Which is why I motivated myself with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate after completing every 3 cards.

I settled for the same basic idea for all the cards: stamping on acetate using stazon ink, then embellished with cuttlebug card, ribbon, and stamped image. I didn’t end up using much of my scrapbooking paper (hello Doodlebug velvet embossed, you are still pure and uncut), which begs the question, what the heck am I saving it for??!! (that’s a rhetorical question, no response required).


Lorraine E said...

LOVE the see through cards! Brilliant and unique :)

Karen aka Miss Candy said...

Ooh they look very gorgeous and chic. Definitely better than the bulk 20 pack of cards from Big W :)

Lin Mei said...

Truly sensational, belle! Love the embossing and the acetate and the cleverly hidden white card for the message under the opaque fronts.

Belle said...

hi Lorraine. Thanks so much.

hi Karen - anything's better than those bulk cards, don't you think?

hi Lin Mei - Lining up the inner an outer cards to hide the tape, etc. was quite a feat, as you know!

Ooh, look at this, too...